clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Bears Den: May 27, 2015 - OTAs Chicago Bears news & notes

Marty B! Marty B! Wherefore art thou, Marty B?

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Bears to begin Phase Three of offseason workouts on Wednesday - Son of Hub: The Bears’ conduct their first of 10 organized team practice activities.  Five storylines to watch.

Five things to watch at Bears' OTAs - Jeff Dickerson: Will Bears comment on Ray McDonald? Plus, Jay Cutler, Martellus Bennett, Matt Forte, and the former DEs converting to OLB.

Follow WCG on Twitter; like us on Facebook (& click on 'Follow').  Den pic in hi-res.

Ray McDonald

California Highway Patrol releases 911 audio that led to arrest - Ray McDonald violently broke through a bedroom door to get to his ex-fiancée and their infant daughter, according San Jose Mercury News [Audio].

Everthing Bears said about McDonald is regrettable - Adam Jahns: Ray McDonald’s latest arrest and quick release serves as the unceremonious end for Ryan Pace’s honeymoon period. And Pace should know it.

Bears' failure with McDonald shows quest to win at all costs - Barry Rozner: The possible consequences of signing someone with a history like Ray McDonald's took a back seat to winning, and in that passive regard the Bears enabled the next violent event.

Ray McDonald's mother, lawyer come to his defense - Dan Wiederer, Rich Campbell: LaBrina McDonald laments her son's latest setback amid his efforts to meet the Bears' standard for staying out of trouble. Few details have emerged.

[Audio] Kap & Haugh - Ray McDonald situation doesn't look good for Bears.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Should Bears have even signed Ray McDonald?

[Video] - Zach Zaidman on Pace's mistake with McDonald: You lose benefit of doubt.


Bears begin 'final approach' to 2015 season with start of OTAs - Moon Mullin: Mandatory OTAs make the attendance of Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte, neither of whom attended the voluntary minicamp prior to the draft, more notable.

Defense in spotlight at OTAs - Bob LeGere: The conversion of the Bears' defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4 under Vic Fangio continues Wednesday with the first of 10 OTA practices at Halas Hall over the next three weeks.

Bears need 'Plan B' at DE after Ray McDonald release - Jeff Dickerson: The sudden release of Ray McDonald creates more uncertainty for a defense stuck in transition mode.

Fuller primed to excel in new defense - Larry Mayer: Ex-NFL safety Matt Bowen has chosen Kyle Fuller as one of five players league-wide who will benefit from playing in a new system.

Roster analysis - Adam L. Jahns: Ryan Pace's first roster will get a good look starting Wednesday during the first day of OTAs. What are the hot topics and things to keep an eye on?

Two Bears to attend Rookie Premiere - Larry Mayer: More than 40 top prospects in the 2015 draft, including Kevin White and Jeremy Langford, will attend the NFLPA Rookie Premiere Thursday through Sunday in Los Angeles.

Playoff odds for new NFL coaches - Don Banks Don Banks and then Don Banks it some more.

Jermon Bushrod shows off TE skills - Blair Sheade shows off TMZ skills.

Polish sausage

How the NFL can change the league's disciplinary process - Ross Tucker: It's time for the NFL to take the next steps to rid the league of players like Ray McDonald as quickly and permanently as possible.

Know thy enemy: Packers - Rob Demovsky: The Packers, who led the NFL in scoring in 2014, topped the league in retaining players who were in on 95% of their offensive snaps played last season.

Know thy enemy: Vikings - Jason La Canfora: Would Adrian Peterson retire before playing another down for the Vikings? Don't rule it out in an entrenched fight between star player and team.